Sunny skies with a chill in the air will greet those people waking up Saturday in the Myrtle Beach area.
A cold high pressure is expected to move over the Grand Strand on Friday and remain through the weekend, which will cause temperatures to dip to freezing overnight and rise to the 50s during the day, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.
A freeze watch is in effect for the Myrtle Beach area through Saturday morning when temperatures are forecast to be 29 to 33 degrees, forecasters said. Cold sensitive plants and crops could be damaged or killed by the freezing temperatures if growers don’t protect them.
Forecasters warned that a freeze will likely end the growing season in the area early Saturday.
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But the freezing temperatures won’t likely break any records since the 27 degrees record was set last year, according to weather service climate data.
A warm front will move into the area on Monday and bring a few rain showers and thunderstorms before another cold front arrives overnight, forecasters said.
On Saturday, sunshine will be abundant, but temperatures will struggle to reach about 50 degrees, forecasters said. The low is expected to be 39 degrees.
For Sunday, temperatures will increase to near 60 degrees and the overnight low will only dip to near 55, forecasters said. On Monday, the high will be near 70, but the low will dip to 43.